Urban Public Transportation and Operations in Mexico City

by Alejandro Villegas Lopez, Mexico Capital City Government, 9o Piso, Col. Roma C.P. 06700, Delegacion Cuauthtemoc, Mexico, D.F., Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


Inhabitants of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) are served by several modes of transportation. In particular, transit vehicles include short units known as minibuses, buses, trolleybuses, light rail trains, as well as light metro and metro cars. This paper presents a brief description of the MCMA public transportation system.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Urban areas | Developing countries | Rail transportation | Railroad trains | Light rail transit | Subways | Traffic signals | Mexico | Mexico City

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